Definitions for gagegeɪdʒ
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
something, as a glove, thrown down by a medieval knight in token of challenge to combat.
Archaic. to pledge, stake, or wager.
Origin of gage:
1350–1400; ME < Gmc
Ref: gauge .
* (chiefly in technical use).
Thomas, 1721–87, British general in America 1763–76.
pot, grass, green goddess, dope, weed, gage, sess, sens, smoke, skunk, locoweed, Mary Jane(noun)
street names for marijuana
a measuring instrument for measuring and indicating a quantity such as the thickness of wire or the amount of rain etc.
bet on, back, gage, stake, game, punt(verb)
place a bet on
"Which horse are you backing?"; "I'm betting on the new horse"
Something, such as a glove or other pledge thrown down as a challenge to combat (now usually figurative).
Used especially as a technical term of measuring devices and standard measures.
A form of jewelry which creates a hole of variable size in the earlobe, popular especially among some young people in the West, perhaps on analogy with similar devices found in various non-Western indigenous cultures.
A short form of greengage.
Something valuable deposited as a guarantee or pledge; security, ransom.
To give or deposit as a pledge or security; to pawn
To wager, to bet.
, modern transferred use of the surname.
Origin: From gage, from Old (and modern) French gager (verb), gage (noun), from Frankish *waddi, from Germanic ( > English wed).
a pledge or pawn; something laid down or given as a security for the performance of some act by the person depositing it, and forfeited by nonperformance; security
a glove, cap, or the like, cast on the ground as a challenge to combat, and to be taken up by the accepter of the challenge; a challenge; a defiance
a variety of plum; as, the greengage; also, the blue gage, frost gage, golden gage, etc., having more or less likeness to the greengage. See Greengage
to give or deposit as a pledge or security for some act; to wage or wager; to pawn or pledge
to bind by pledge, or security; to engage
a measure or standard. See Gauge, n
to measure. See Gauge, v. t
Translations for gage
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
something given by a person who is borrowing money etc to the person he has borrowed it from, to be kept until the money etc is returned
He borrowed $20 and left his watch as a pledge.
- penhorPortuguese (BR)
- das PfandGerman
- jamstvo, zalogCroatian
- ، ضمانت گروPersian
- ګرو، ضمانتPashto
- pant, säkerhetSwedish
- 抵押品Chinese (Trad.)
- заклад, заставаUkrainian
- vật thế chấpVietnamese
- 抵押品Chinese (Simp.)
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